Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society stands in solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. We condemn anti-Asian hate. We denounce violence and prejudice. We grieve for the lives lost in the horrific Atlanta shooting on March 16, 2021, which targeted women of Asian ancestry. We grieve for the families and communities who have suffered from anti-Asian attacks and assaults as a result of xenophobia. We are committed to protecting our most vulnerable community members, which include the elderly, women, and children.
Our slogan is Scientia Mutua Mundi, which means “a shared knowledge of the world.” We are joined together in the acknowledgement that white supremacy is a problem all around the world manifesting in colonization, exploitation, and/or oppression. We must also join together in sharing responsibility in the fight for racial and social justice.
We encourage our members to dismantle the systems of white supremacy and racist misogyny that have allowed anti-Asian hate to exist and to escalate. We encourage our members to include and amplify Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander voices and narratives. We encourage our members to center the research and scholarship of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in order to garner support, resources, and funding that will benefit these communities.
As a community of educators and scholars, we pledge to examine the histories and legacies of race and racism and to speak out against them. We need to work collectively and with intention to stop anti-Asian hate.